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Addressing Safety by Utilizing Smartphone Technology

By Derek Vannice, Executive Vice President and Josh Beaver, Eastern U.S. Regional Manager Case Study Keeping employees safe is the number one value for both utility companies and contractors in the utility vegetation management industry. There are always situations that can impact safety, including hazardous weather conditions, distracted drivers, property owners, difficult terrain – the […]


Right-of-Way: A Natural Home for Pollinators

CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) Consulting Utility Forester Billy Plant wrote an article titled “Rights-of-Way: A Natural Home for Pollinators.” The article was published in the September/October issue of the Utility Arborist Newsline. As I walked along a rural right-ofway (ROW) in June, a bumblebee caught my eye. It was bouncing from one milkweed plant to […]


Treetilization: A Model for Transforming UVM into a Green Industry

by Will Porter, Director of Consulting CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) Director of Consulting Will Porter wrote an opinion editorial titled “Treetilization: A Model for Transforming UVM into a Green Industry” for the July/August issue of the Utility Arborist Newsline. It is often said that utility vegetation management (UVM) is, or should be, an integral part of the […]


Avista Finds Success with Vegetation Management Software

By Larry Lee, Avista Utilities; Iban Ocampolucero, CN Utility Consulting; Travis Yordi, Terra Spectrum Technologies; and Jenna Mushro, Wright Service Corp. CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) Lead Consulting Utility Forester Iban Ocampolucero’s co-authored article titled Going Digital: Avista Utilities Finds Success with Vegetation Management Software and Contractor Partnerships was published in the January/February issue of Utility Arborist Association […]


Reid’s Research Presented at ESA Conference

CN Utility Consulting Technical Consultant Seth Reid’s research, “Socioeconomic Drivers of Urban Forest Structure and Diversity in the Semi-Arid San Joaquin Valley of Central California” was presented at the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California in early August. ESA Presentation Reid’s study identified new correlations between the urban forest and independent variables, […]


The Future of Transmission Vegetation Management

A Review of the FERC and NERC 2011 Northeast U.S. Snowstorm Report By William Porter, Director of Consulting, CN Utility Consulting In October 2011, a storm packing up to 32 inches of snow damaged trees, disabled 74 transmission lines and nearly 50,000 distribution facilities, and left more than 3 million customers without energy for as […]